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UKSDAY, SEPTEMBER .17, 1914.
Hi- beve:: n i -. : f - '1 ' t ' ft... , t ; I .- s v made a tremendous hit in their any openin f Tlie show is clean, wholesome, funny, tuneful. That the big audience appreciated the-worth of the show was attested by the repeated encores demanded. There is a well laid plot and the musical specialties -hre skilfully Interpolated so as not to detraet from the thread of the story. There will be two shows nightly at 7:1 3 and 8:43 o'clock. The prices are lj)c, 20c, 30c and 50c. Seats are on sale. Telephone op37, r V HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, TI Jack Ma alio Hid viu ical edy last ight s perrorm ft". t . I -;y The House of C 5 ' r .. . " ' Tonight . BIG DOUBLE PEATUEE BILL 111(3?, LrOru c Thrilling three-reel picture showing how ferocious beasts are captured in wilds of dark Africa and also ; . depicting life under circus tents 4 r A Celebrated Case Four-reel Kalera Drama adapted from famous incident of Historic Battle -of Fontenoy ! Ilatinecs, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:15 p4xn. j EVENING (TWO SHOWS) , ... .7:15 AND 9:00 P. JL , ' ! Prices: 10c, 20c and 30c; The House of Hovie VAudeville LOffTKjBift.F : V: PICTURES CHAIJGED DAILY t -V Cvcnin (Tvvo Shows) . IUnce:. . SPECIALS FOR TODAY Uitcle Tory's Catia " ' ' .'. Two-Beel-Kalem Feature T: : Beyond All Law (Drama) . ... ..... ... . ...... ..Biograph Up On a Balloon (Educational) . . .... V .. . .-Vitagraph Elephants at Work (Educational) .. .Vitagraph A Pious TJndertaking (Comedy) . . I.... . . .Edison Every Courtesy Is Extended - Are Personally Selected - - V V Special llusic by the ; h Great Wurlitrcr llotion Picture Orchestra The Honolulu Lava Brick Go. is Prepared -i l to Furnish & C Selling Agents PHOITE 2205 BEACHED . Einctece - PqcIi Co., Iito. ALL KINDS OF ROCK AND SAND rOR CONCRETE WORK. . Fl RE WOOD AND OAt . .-k-K i. . rs citeen btiieet:- 'V Superior Films ,V .. .- es - M ..6:45 and 8:20 P. H. I'. . . . . .1:S0 P. IL to All Patrons and Pictures J by the Management. V " 1:1 Juagi Crushed Rock clean and free from dirt and rubbish. ent Brick which shows a better test than red brick and which can be delivered whoJ. : : - ;s: ;7 ,, ; - : from 4-ln. to 24-1 n. In diameter. ' Cooke, Ltd. I ' : ' : ' 4 177So. King Street ' p. o. box Spirit of Hawaii" Has Hawaii 8 Intangible "atmosDhere and somehting of spectacular effect are turned to good account in the 30-min- ute fantasy written by E. A. Douthitt and produced "for the first time 4on any stage" at the Opera House last night . t Trimmed with music by Prof, Carl Mlltner and with scenery by Harry Marcelle and staged by William Dou thitt, the "Spirit Of Hawaii" presents itself more as a picturesque tableau or series of t&bleaus than as a play. The story, of the fantasy is summaris ed in the program as follows: "Leslie, i Aided, an' English play wright, it working on a new play. He falls asleep in his study,' and in' a dream sees the' perfection of his plot. This dream reveals Lehua, an immor tal woman of Hawaii's volcanic region where Pele, th' Hawaiian Goddess of Fire, Is ruling. spirit. "Lehua loves a, man In the uprfe; world, who was one time an immortal. was driven out by the goddess, turned to- stone, but eventually restored !to human tortnr She dreams constantly of her lover, and believes lie will some time come to tai; her with him to the world of daylight: 1 ' - - "Aldeu, in the dream' Is this lover. With the magic power of the Kahuna, he' passes safely through v the fires, meeting Lehua. The ' Kahuna leaves Alden-to his fate. Lehua, however, be seeches Pele for permission to depart with her lover. The goddess consents. The Kahona is thwarted." The plot is ' fluite' simple, runs with no . counter-plots, ; enb-plots or cross currents, and 'is told" in simple dia logue with comparatively little "busi ness." As produced last night, the first scene "In one," as the proces sionals sayshow Alden in his study in jngiana, ana as ne tails into slum ber the curtain rises and discloses the Interior' of cave or deep' grotto. Be yond' this, through a Jagged! hole in the rocks, may be "Seen the boiling fires of Kilauea In their nightly brilliance. After, the iriot' has been -unfolded the eourtain goes down and Alden wakes, again in' his study, sflll seeing in hia fancy Lehua,' visible through an aper. ture high In the curtain,' stretching out her arms to him and singing "Aloha Oe." ' ;;' -f. ;- ; This' arrangement lends itself to fcpectacuiar effect in the grotto scene, with the murky glow" of Tolcanic fires lighting up the rocks and cave interior and the faces of the actors. 1 The ap pearance of Pele, Goddess of Fire, "ris ing luminous from the flames height ens the spectacular quality of the scene. . v-.v wv.v. - - -:- ; t ; , The sketch ha3 some structural de fects which need remedy. A time-hon' ored and threadbare device is U3ed to bring the story before the audience that of the venerable and portly fam ily butler who comes on the stage with glasses." sets them down and solilo quizes all ahout' his master, what hap pened in the past and what is going to happen in the future. This sort:of Introduction is on a par with the ap pearance of the French maid !n -a black,' short dress, white apron and high slippers, who prances about with a duster meanwhile revealing the be ginning of the plot : ' ' : ' . It does not help the "Spirit of Ha waii" and may very well be dispensed with. It slows np the action and to a sophisticated audience on the main- ladT would Inevitably be ill-received Loca BIG AUDIENCE mm W III OF OFFERIWS OF MAGEE COWANY ttnaaaya n't: , . :.;--,.:y' ,y:-v' : 'U n V THE CAST. . ' -'' ti'- V:y:-' ' ' ' . f-" XX Roger Gllhooley . . . .Jack Ma gee ;U H Col. Aioses Voops. i ... Frank ackh S Tom Gusher. . . Clarence Lydstoh'tt a Sammy Bronchitis... Cliff Stuart': U Lily .Dorothy Raymond Hi a Dulcie ' . .". .,. . . . Jlaxle Mitchell ; St Aunt Lily7 . . . . .Lilian Mason 'ti a Carrie '.. . . . . . .. .Frances Kerry ;a a'- ''--;'; - -y.,. : - v ; y.- :. -' -- it a a a a a a1 a a a a a a a a a a a The Jolly Jack Magee Company opened for an indefinite eii?agement al the Bijou tnai'er las: night, the vehl-i cle: being "Gimooley'sj Trouble. A good audience was on hand and showe'd appreciation for the initial efforts of the organization. wbicY boasts a elio rns of r good Veics but rather s!dw footwora, aa Ingenue y with a good voice and a : pleasing personality," a prima donnv who registere-1 a big hit in her single' vocai ou? a?, h ItJidins man wao his r-prrnd "here before, .i pair, of comedians who depend to a large'a'-ent uiion "k!.i -tirk va riety of httBitH- tot. their laugha,ietc. "Gilhocley'a Iroub'.ssf is niefeiy a Picturesque Sketch First - Night Success because of its familiarity as a stage device. j To a mainland audience nlso it is presumed that the author and produc ers hope to carry the sketch further than Hawaii the Identity symbolism of the Goddepa and the Pele will need some further explanation and emphasis, otherwise the ful meaning of her appearance may not be grasped. One is inclined to believe! also that the musical setting should be more characteristic of Hawaii. Occasionally a theme readily, recognizable as adapt ed from Hawaiian melody and move ment is woven into the musical body, but hardly often enough or prominent ly enough. - The average mainland au dience, it must be remembered,' needs plain emphasis on well-knovn Hawai ian melodies to recognize them as Ha waiian.. These suggestions are ma de in the friendly spirit of one who sees in the Douthltt-Miltner production j much to commend 'and much that may be turn ed to good account for Hawaii if stag ed on the' mainland. ' By cutting out most of the introduction, elaborating the grotto scene or Introducing an other Hawaiian scene, a more unified appeal can bdmade to the ihnumer-. able1 theater-goers oh the mainland, who have read or heard a litjUe .of old Hawaii and to whom the atmosphere eal or fancied of ' old ' Hawaii is one of elusive and exotic ronfance. ' The members of the cast did very well In a play- where each had to" cre ate :hls or ber parr; May Edirthe Tay lor's brief appearance as the) Goddess Pele showed her acquaintance with the .stage She read her lines well and cjearly and gave the audience' a firmer grasp 'of ! the' story.' Miss1 Fe nella' Miles as Lehua showed much promise 'in dramatic work. :Yt, H. Hut ton :as ' Leslie Alden was always -vigorous and convincing; and E.f C.j Vaughan in his character part as the English butler was !lfelikrrnd at Jib ease. The somewhat gtoteseue part of Ka huna; offered Tew opportunities for Dickson Nott, '-'hut he showed himself capable of handling many more.; This role of the sorcerer by the way, has sowe picturesque possibilities if fur ther elaborated. ,. I v . ; The vaudeville numbers (were all well received. . A feature was the ap pearance of some rapid-fire entertain er from, the U. S.' S Alert and the submarine fleet now herei proving that Honolulu has : valuable acquisi tions among Its amateur fun-makers. S. .0. Thatcher in - blackface mono logue and a number of others In a sketch called "Old Salts," being a re production of dally incidents in the' iife of a man-o'-warsman, represented the service weir. . . -1 : Thomas F. Sedgwick, baritone; Vera Dale Keene, 4 young violinist; the Kamehameha faculty quartet; Mrs. W. O. Mclntyre, mezzo-soprano jih, sing ing specialties, and the Rodders, boy and girl 'singers and dancers, rounded out a program 'that' allowed the aud- tsnrrt tn' rot hrtrna mlrfv , I "The Spirit of 'Hawaii will be- re- peated tonight and tomorrow- night ana snouia acore a success, p ne Tew l initial irregularities' will ' be smoothed I out ' by its nrst ' rendition wand ' the beauty and picturesque ; iualrqr of the centrat theme and setting nhanced. I The entire proceeds are to go to the Leahl Home, ahd large audiences: should attend tonight , and tomorrow night 3 t 1 title which ' serve to " introduce the song an I dance ayecfaltioj, the best of which are lf I Only Had la Home Sweet Home, by Maxie Mitcjhell, and "Sympathy, ny Dorotn Rayrttond and the entire comr-any v I riThe wardrohe of the Maf organ! tatioh is we'l ftbova the' average; the costames t)e:n?"pretty and dfeat-iu one -' instance, however, the chords might have been a trifl heavier clad. Lucky for tr.o young'. ldiesttiat the thermoni2r In Hf-nohriH . nt lali very lew: .. J ' r"WhIIe'the; coinedylfsppTtseil by. the Magee comttny is not InterspeWtt by the coarse ami vnlgar as-a4 tint of a recent corse-ly that vitlieil liohoiulu, there is considerable room far improve ment and "the elimination of the "sug gest! ve would not deterioratel the per rcrmance to ": any aoticeible' extent. Frank Vack, who plays' opposije to Ma gee, is responsible for most of the comedy? having adopted" a portion of the work of Joe Weber and Maie DiU, which fits n- well with he niake-np' of these eccentric German co nedians. Two performances are glvt j nightly and It ia staw !jr Ue nascraent that the conv.'wttv will tt:Xl e nt the Biiou lone as .box oSce receipts .warrant." AFRICAN HUNT AT YE LIBERTY Lions and other wild beasts prowl ing through the densest jungles of Africa; native hunters following Spoors with a surety that is almost uncanny; a vivid -portrayal cf the im mensity of the caravan required for a wild animal hunt on the Dark Con- Hnmii- a mnnilr Tirtfi Trfl nnprf into falling into a pit to entanglement In j a net ana capture; inese ore-. buuiw of the highly educational features of the picture, Thor Lord of the Jun gles," which is one of the features of the program at Ye Liberty theater for the coining week - and which opened last lrfght - It is one of the be6t ani mal pictures which has -ever been' staged before the movie camera. - In addition to the animal Jungle pictures a 'peep is given into circus life from the' inside; a peep into the dressing, rooms and the private life of the fcir-! cua people, where all is not always, tinsel and glitter and music and1 gal-; etvr The ' story : hinges on J the visit to Africa- of a young circus roan ia quest of 1 new wild animals. ' He meets! the daughter of a Dutch colonist who has wonderful control over wild ani mals and enlists her to accompany his' caravan to aid in the capture of a lion wlilch has been called Thor by the' inhabitants and which has become no torious for its ferociousness. Through the guidance of the ycung woman Thor is captured and the scene when the lion falls Into the ' pit is " one of the most thrilling ' animal - pictures. When the animal hunt is concluded the young circus .man induces the young woman to desert her former sweetheart and accompany him back to the circus.- She does so 'and be comes the queen of the Show.5 The circus man tires of her and plans her betrayal. ' This i discovered by friends the young woman has made in the circus. One of them aws the bars "of Thor's cage so that the beast can easily break ' through and then en tices the circus man to the cage. Be ing lonelythat night, the youne wom an ' decides to visit Thor. She t ar rives at the same time as the the circus man. ' He attacks the youn g woman. ' The lion awakens from his sleep, sees the . atruggie, ' crashes through the sawed Aars and kills the circus man. The animal is recaptured nd npntpnrd to dpath. The . young woman plead that the animal be giv en to her. She takes , hlra back to Africa, turns him loose in ' the Jun gles and then wed the sweetheart whom she deserted. In addition ; to the animal picture there is shown a four-reel film. "A Celebrated Case. adanted from a fa mous incident of the battle of Fonte noy. The picture Is not nljj rare in its historical educational virtues but I is rich in Its settings. One of the big scenes is a battld between English and French forces. 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